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What makes a great reader?

#1 Visualization

        Go to QR Code #1.  Scan it.  It will take you to a podcast.  Choose story #39.  Listen to the entire story.  Once it is over, please tell me about the mind movie you had while you listened to the story.

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Would it be hard to understand a story if you couldn’t make mind movies?  Why or why not?

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#2 Text Structure

        Sometimes stories choose to have different looking fonts and different types of images in them.  They are all there to help us understand the story as much as possible.  Scan Code #2.  Read the story and then answer these questions.

        1. What words are the largest on the

page?_______________________________________________________________

        2. Why?______________________________________________________________

        3. Why are some words Blue ? ____________________________

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        4. Click on a blue word.  Tell me about

        it. ____________________________________________________________________

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        5. Is this fiction or non-fiction?  How do

        You know? _______________________________________________________

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        6. What about the way the story appears

        on the page shows you it is non-fiction?

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#3 Schema

Last week we spent a lot of time reading about hurricanes.  So, your schema about hurricanes has grown because of all that reading and discussion.  Please scan QR Code #3.  Here is another article about hurricanes.  Please read it and answer these questions.

        1. What schema did you use to help you

understand         this article? ________________________________

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2. could you picture things better this time?

Why or Why not? ____________________________________________

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#4 Questioning

Please scan QR Code #4.  This is a real image.  There has been nothing done to this image.  What are three questions you have about this?

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Why would having questions help you as a reader?

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#5 Decoding

Sometimes you come across words in reading that are completely new and confusing.  You can’t just skip them.  You still have to use your skills to sound them out.  You also need to use context clues to help you figure out what those new words mean.  Please scan QR code #5.  Practice reading it out loud with your partner(s).  Then Click the audio button.  Listen to it being read aloud.

        1. Did you get any words correct? ______________________

        What Words?____________________________________________________

        2. What do you think this poem is about? Use

        Context clues and retell the story in this poem.

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#6 Comprehension

Remembering what you read is the most important reading skill.  Scan QR code #6.  Find the story Titled A Bad Case of the stripes.  Listen and read along with the story.  Once it is over, please write a summary of the story, focusing on the most important Events.

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#7 Determining Importance

Stories we read have lots and lots of information.  Good readers have to find the most important main idea.  They then have to find details that go with and support that main idea.  Please scan QR code # 7 and answer these questions.

        1. What is the main Idea of this article?_________________

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        2. Find two or more details that support this main

        idea and write them here. __________________________________

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#8 Inference

When we read something new, we often have to infer.  Inferring happens when you take something the author states, add it to your schema, and come out with an idea that is not shown right there in the story.  You kind of act like a detective to figure out the mysteries in the story.  Please scan QR code #8 and follow the instructions there.  Once you are done, answer the questions below.

        1. What was your guess?_____________________________________

        2. How many cludes did it take?__________________________

        3. What were the clues?_____________________________________

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WHAT DID YOU LEARN??

Now, below, make a list of the skills really good readers use when they read.  Circle the one that is easiest for you.  Using a highlighter, highlight the one that is the most difficult for you.


QR Codes--To Be Posted for Students to scan

#1 Visualization

        #2 Text Structure

#3 Schema

#4 Questioning

#5 Decoding

 #6 Comprehension

#7 Determining Importance

#8 Inferring